Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun craven

1 sense of craven

Sense 1
poltroon, craven, recreant -- (an abject coward)
       => coward -- (a person who shows fear or timidity)

Antonyms of adj craven

1 sense of craven

Sense 1
craven, recreant -- (lacking even the rudiments of courage; abjectly fearful; "the craven fellow turned and ran"; "a craven proposal to raise the white flag"; "this recreant knight"- Spenser)

INDIRECT (VIA cowardly) -> brave, courageous -- (possessing or displaying courage; able to face and deal with danger or fear without flinching; "Familiarity with danger makes a brave man braver but less daring"- Herman Melville; "a frank courageous heart...triumphed over pain"- William Wordsworth; "set a courageous example by leading them safely into and out of enemy-held territory")

Similarity of adj craven

1 sense of craven

Sense 1
craven, recreant -- (lacking even the rudiments of courage; abjectly fearful; "the craven fellow turned and ran"; "a craven proposal to raise the white flag"; "this recreant knight"- Spenser)
       => cowardly (vs. brave), fearful -- (lacking courage; ignobly timid and faint-hearted; "cowardly dogs, ye will not aid me then"- P.B.Shelley)

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